Valentine Whoopie Pies

I’m excited today to shareĀ one of my faaaavorite Valentine cookie recipes! It’s easy, quick, and they taste amazing! The kids LOVE to help with the powdered sugar part at the end! It’s a lil messy, but so worth it!

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

I love the soft chocolate with the mixture of the buttercream frosting! And the powdered sugar…well, that is the fun part! Are these healthy? No. But are they yummy? Yes!

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

Aside from the oil and eggs to add to the cake batter you only need three ingredients.

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day


My spoonfuls looked like this before baking…

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

And like this just as they came out of the oven…

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

After they cooled I loaded them up with buttercream frosting…to let you in on a lil secret I actually buy 2 containers of frosting to make SURE each one gets more than enough frosting inside! šŸ™‚

For the heart shape in the middle I cut out a small tiny heart from a piece of cardboard.

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

Just lay that on top of each cookie and sprinkle the powdered sugar on top!

We got some cute packaging from Michaels!

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

We love, love, love taking treats like this to our neighbors!

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg

Makin' Whoopie Pies for Valentines Day-Meg



Whoopie PIes for Valentine's Day; easiest recipe and perfect gift for neighbors! Must make these!

Whoopie PIes for Valentine's Day!


3 Ingredient Crock Pot Meatballs

This recipe can hardly be called a recipe.

It’s THAT easy.

There are only three ingredients. I am not joking when I say that I make this at least once every other week. My kids ALL love this…and there’s five of them so that’s saying a lot!

Put all of the ingredients (I use turkey meatballs btw) in a crock pot at around lunch time and by evening you’ll have one happy, well-fed family. This is also a PERFECT meal to have on hand for those evenings when life gets away from you and you need something fast. I just put the meatballs in a glass bowl and microwave on defrost for 6-7 minutes and then throw all of the ingredients into a pot. They cook for about 15 minutes and then you’re done.

Crock pot grape jelly and BBQ meatballs



Source: Crock pot grape jelly & BBQ meatballs – only 3 ingredients! – I Heart Nap Time

Caramel Apple Dip

homemade caramel apple dip

This recipe is PERFECT for fall and so incredibly easy. No, it’s not super healthy, but you certainly can make it “healthier” if you’d like!!! I love to put the dip in mason jars, package it up and give them to people we love.Ā Last night my boys delivered them to our neighbors! They were so cute as they ran down the sidewalk to ring the doorbells!

Caramel Apple Dip


Caramel Apple Dip

2 pkgs cream cheese (choose fat free if you’d like)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 container Caramel (I love to use Marzetti brand-they even have a ‘lite’ version too)
1 pkg Heath Toffee Bits
green, red, yellow apples

Soften cream cheese, blend in sugar and add half of caramel.
Layer cream cheese mixture, then caramel, then toffee bits in mason jar.
Decorate some jars and make your neighbor’s day!!!

Health Toffee Bits Marzetti's Caramel Dip

Caramel Dip in jar
Caramel Dip

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Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos w/Pineapple Jalapeno Slaw

fish tacos

It’s fall! And the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling, thoughts of warm fires and evening walks in the crisp air fill our minds….

…except for those of us who live in southern California.

You see, it’s still hot here. Very hot. While there is MUCH to celebrate about living here, (beaches, warm weather, beaches, sunshine, beaches, salty air, beaches…) it is also a tiny bit of a bummer that we do not have much of a fall or a winter. Our “winter” (I use that term very, very loosely) will come, eventually, but it will look completely different than the majority of the rest of the country.

So, while the rest of the world is wearing warm socks and posting about pumpkin everything, I still have my house fans on and crave fish tacos. But who doesn’t love fish tacos year round, right??

I think I’ve made this at least once a week for the past 2 months. It’s that good.

fish taco-mahi mahi

serving size 2, serves 2 people

2 mahi mahi filets (I used the frozen kind from Costco)
fish seasoning
salt and pepper
1 T olive oil
1/2 package pre-made cole slaw (approx. 2 cups)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1/8 cup jalapeƱos, chopped
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
4 corn tortillas
Cilantro, avocado, and Srachi sauce for topping

1. Brown fish filets in olive oil. Add seasoning and salt and pepper while it cooks.
2. Mix together slaw mix, greek yogurt, onion, jalapeƱos, and pineapple.
3. Brown corn tortillas in olive oil, both sides
4. Prepare tacos, then add cilantro, avocado, and srachi sauce.
5. Devour

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